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PewDiePie’s $50K donation to ADL surprises some fans

Published: 11/Sep/2019 5:30 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 16:42

by Andrew Amos


Swedish Youtube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg celebrated reaching 100 million subscribers by donating $50,000 to the Anti Defamation League, but some of his fans were taken aback by the chosen charity.

After years of hard work, PewDiePie became the first individual Youtuber to break through the 100 million subscriber mark late in August. His channel is by far the biggest on the platform for a solo content creator, garnering millions of views on every video.

To celebrate, the Swede has decided to give back to one organization, the Anti Defamation League (ADL.

Youtube: PewDiePieIn his latest video, PewDiePie pledged $50,000 to the ADL, but some fans aren’t impressed.

In a September 10 video, while unboxing his ultra-exclusive “Red Diamond” award for having reached the massive milestone, he announced that he would be donating a big chunk of change to the ADL.

“As an additional celebration, I will be donating $50,000 to the Anti Defamation League, which is an organization that fights bigotry and prejudice in all its forms,” he said.

It was the very same ADL that had famously tried to shut down PewDiePie’s channel in 2016 by sending clips of his content to then-sponsor Disney, which led to the studio cutting ties after being pressured.

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Because of his history with the organizations, fans were surprised at his decision, which has pushed for stricter quarantine of hate speech on online platforms, going after major content creators like the Swede.

Reddit user ‘unpopularxopinions’ said “I don’t like that PewDiePie is funding the ADL’s bullshit,” while ‘shortcutone’ argued “there are way better organizations to be donating to for this issue.”


Another said “the fact of the matter is that the ADL is notorious for censorship and they unfairly slandered PewDiePie and done that to numerous groups/people. The fact that he donated $50k to them is disrespectful to all of the people they’ve attacked.”

Comments about the donation have been removed from the video after some fans criticized the decision. 

PewDiePie’s editor asked fans to “stop”, calling the complaints a conspiracy theory, instead of just congratulating him on reaching 100 million subs.

‘Thatfrenchnut’ said that it was “still weird how comments are being deleted and they are set to newest first.” The YouTube video currently has over 230,000 comments at the time of writing, but a large portion of comments on top of that are no longer there.


While the fans outrage isn’t directed at PewDiePie himself, some feel disappointment at the choice to donate to the Anti Defamation League. 


Charli D’Amelio defends Addison Rae, tells TikTok haters to “shut up”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 1:01

by Virginia Glaze


TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio has had enough of internet critics, telling trolls to buzz off in a pointed Instagram Live broadcast where she defended names like Addison Rae against body-shaming users.

It’s no secret that the internet can be a brutal place. The advent of social media has allowed people from all over the world to connect with one another, for better or for worse — and not everyone has a positive outlook on life.

From the average Instagram user to social media stars like Addison Rae, it seems that no one is above criticism from internet trolls, causing some users to completely lock down their accounts while others have learned to handle the negativity with a swift block.

Not everyone can drown out the negativity, though, especially if there’s a lot of it, and it seems that Charli D’Amelio has taken notice of quite a few negative comments about her fellow TikTokers.


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“Quite honestly, I know I look good,” Charli said while doing her makeup in an October Instagram Live. “Addison should know she looks good. Maddie should know she looks good. Cynthia should know she looks good. Like, shut up!”

“Keep it to yourself!” she continued.

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. People say like, such rude things to like, Sissy Sheridan. Sissy is so beautiful. Literally one of the most beautiful girls I know. You’re mad that she doesn’t cuss? How is that affecting you?”

“Even like, Bella Poarch,” the TikTok star added. “She uses the face zoom filter, and she looks good doing it. You guys gave her the likes. Don’t go back on what you said, because she has a lot of followers.”


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It’s no secret that the celebs she mentioned have been getting quite a lot of backlash lately; from Bella Poarch being accused of acting childlike on purpose to trolls body-shaming Addison Rae’s curves, it looks like Charli has simply had enough of the negativity.

She’s not wrong for pointing it out, either. Reports state that the current global health crisis has seen a dramatic rise in cyberbullying, and a quick look at comments on TikTok show that this isn’t a mistruth.

In these times, it’s always good to remember Bill and Ted’s classic saying: “Be excellent to each other.”